This is the third book that I have read by this author and they never have a happy ending. I will never read a book by him again.
I love books!
My second Sparks and a different type of review. I saw the movie adaptation to this book circa 2011 and enjoyed it, even watched it twice. I told myself to remember the title of the movie and the author so I could watch it again sometime or maybe get the book. Of course, after a couple of months I forgot both. But the story stuck with me and from time to time I'd look for it thinking who wrote books set mostly in the Carolina's? I checked Pat Conroy and others but wasn't familiar enough with Sparks to make the connection until recently.
The book stayed fairly close to the movie, often you read the book then see the movie and are disappointed as the movie typically doesn't develop the characters as well. In this one, soldier is home in Wilmington, NC on leave and meets gal on the beach one day and it's love at first sight. But he's stationed in Germany then 9/11 happens and life gets in the way. It's a good story, a typical Sparks from what I can tell looking at his body of work.
If anything I liked the ending in the movie better than the book. Maybe I'd better go watch it again!
it's a very captive, story. keeps you wanting to come back.
I like a book that you don't know how it is going to end, this one of them you can't imagine the out come,
Couldn't listen to it. Horrible voices for other characters - couldn't get past that (I really tried) and then I was too far into the book to be able to return it. Waste of a credit.
It seems that Nicholas Sparks gets the best narrators for his books. Holter Graham made this story a little better than it really was. I like the characters and especially the relationship between John and his father who had a type of Autisum. This was such a sweet part of the book and it brought me to tears a lot of the time.
I wasn't crazy about the ending. I would have written it a little different but I still give it 5 stars. This wasn't as good as The Notebook or The Last Ride, but it is a good one.
Yes, I have difficulty falling asleep, and this book helped me. It was my first ever Nicholas Sparks book and although the story is appealing, and the characters are real and consistent in there actions, to me it was a story and performance what left me without any feeling besides that I could sleep after 15 minutes.
I understand why people would like this book, its easy, with a very universal subject: love. If I have a friend who is looking for a summer read without thinking too much I would definitely recommend it.
Yes, I liked his performance
I read the book first, then I fast forwarded the movie. I think the actors were the perfect match: enjoyable but forgettable.
John, loved him
no I haven't
Dear John is a good name
Once again a great story by N Sparks
one of the best that i read as of today
the notebook because of the love story
savannah because she knew how to deal with things and to hold her head up even under certain challenges
no in different sittings when I had the time